Nice bowling, Recon, Tim, and cgeorg.
My one team had a great night on Wednesday. We rolled series of 735, 703, 670, 610 (sub), and 569, for a total of 3287, or 219 average. We were bowling against last year's 2nd place team. Even after giving them about a 100 pins per game, we still swept them all 3 games. And, my 703 was enough to win 3 out of 4 brackets, and put a down payment on a new pair of SST 8's.
Thursday was a different story. This was the first night of my PBA Experience League. I expected we would be bowling on Chameleon, but was not sure if it would be the new 39 foot pattern for the 2009/2010 season or last year's 40 foot pattern. It was the new 39 foot pattern. I was surprised to see how different the graph was on the left and right side, and how different it played from the old pattern. The old pattern had some hold in the middle and I was able to swing my Particle Ogre 12 and out. Not the new pattern. I moved as deep as 15, and ran out of approach while struggling to keep the ball off the headpin. First game score was 145.
The second game, I switched to the Orange Ogre, moved out to 5, and had a good look to the pocket for about a game and a half. Second game score was 234. The third and fourth game, the shot deteriorated, and I struggled to get lined up again, rolling games of 173 and 132 to finish the 4-game set.
I was bummed with my performance, but somehow managed to win my match point for all but the last game. Not that it made me feel better, but somebody suggested that when they first put down this new version of the Chameleon pattern for the pros, not a single lefty qualified.
My other teammates are right handed. One did better than expected. The other left scratching his head like me. We have 4 weeks on each pattern, so I am hoping to do better each week.
PBA (2014-2015): $850
Heavy: Nano, HyperCell, Eternal Cell
Medium: IQ Tour, Tour SiC, Tag
Light: Spare+, Tank, Rebel Tank
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